Jimmie Lelon Cole, Sr.

May 26, 1939 ~ July 14, 2009

JENNINGS Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie L. Cole, Sr., 70, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2009 in the Miguez Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Masters officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Funeral home visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., today, Thursday; and 8:00 a.m., Friday until time of services. Mr. Cole died at 11:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cole was a native of Alexandria and a graduate of Pineville High School. He retired from the U.S. Army with 23 years of service as Sgt. 1st Class. He completed two tours of Viet Nam, served in Berlin and Korea. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Galantry with Palm (MACV), Galantry Cross Medal with Bronze Star-Republic of Viet Nam. NCOIC of the United Nations Honor Guard in Korea. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Settlemyer Cole of Jennings; two daughters, Jennifer Torres and husband Stacy of Lynchburg, TN, Jackie Heinen and husband Dr. David of Lake Charles; two sons, LTC Jimmie Lelon Cole, Jr. and wife Danya of Mt. Juliet, TN, Nicholas Dan Cole of Hermitage, TN; four sisters, Jo Anne Thompson and husband Curt of Ball, Linda Andrus and husband T.J. of Sulphur, Faye Lunsford of Houston, TX, Catherine Reed of Westlake; two brothers, Richard Cole and Clifford Cole both of Pineville; four granddaughters, Danielle Torres, Allie Heinen, Audrey Heinen, Avery Heinen; and four grandsons, Michael Richert, Joshua Richert, Cameran Cole and Watson Cole. Preceded in death by his parents, Lelon Bursbell and Maybelle Cross Cole and two brothers, Robert Cole and Tommy Cole.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Cole family. Always remember that God only picks the prettiest flowers for his garden. We will continue to pray for the Cole family.

  2. We at Houston County FFA wish to send our condolences and thoughts to your family, and want Nicholas to know we are thinking of him. Blue and Gold Forever, Houston County FFA

  3. Nicholas and family, The Mt. Pleasant FFA Chapter would like to express our sympathy for the loss of your father and loved one. Tony Grooms Mt. Pleasant FFA

  4. Jimmie, We are so sorry for the loss of your Father. He sounds like he was a wonderful man. You must be so proud of him and his accomplishments.

  5. Dear Cole Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God help lift up your heavy hearts and provide each of you with comfort in remembering all the great joys experienced during his life. Our prays are with you. Steven, Patty and Abby Gass

  6. Jimmie: Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you at this time. While you have lost a very special person in your life, the memories you have of him will keep him alive in your memory forever. Love & Blessings to you, Shirley & Joyce Wassom

  7. Nick, the FFA family in Tennessee is praying for you and your family. Let us know if you need our help during this difficult time.

  8. Nick I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. To you and your family maybe the last paragraph in the poem by Margaret Fishback Powers express best where you help will come from: "Footprints" In the last paragraph and I quote: He whispered, "My precious, precious child, I love you and will never leave you. During your times of trials and testing, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Kara B.

  9. Dear Family, I am a friend and professional associate of Nick's. Although I did not know Mr. Cole, I was incredibly impressed by the obvious commitment he had to his country. His was a life well invested. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow.

  10. Evelyn: You have my love and sympathy. Your battle has been long and hard but I know God has been with you. May He continue to be with you and your family in the days ahead.

  11. Nicholas and family I can truly feel your sorrow in the loss of your father. Words cannot express your loss. My father died at age 70 fifteen years ago of lung cancer. Hold on to all the memories you both made together. There will be times when you wish you could talk to you father for advice or to share something with him and suddenly he not there. However, he is there–in your memory you will know how he would answer or react to what you wanted to share with him. Both of you having being doing this for years. Take care of your mother-she the one who will miss the life-time they have been together. You and your family are in my prayer and may God blessing be upon each of you not only today,tomorrow and the days ahead. With all of my love for each of you. Russell

  12. Dear Nick, I am very sorry to hear of your lose. I lost my Dad a year ago and I understand you deep hurt. God has been so good to fill the void with wonderful memories and hope for the future. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Pearson

  13. Mr. Cole, We have put you and your family on the prayer list at church this week. I will be praying and thinking about you. May God bless you and your family during this diffcult time Jerry Johnson

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